Tuesday, 26 December 2006

Merry Christmas

A Deserted Trafalgar Square - 26 December 2006, 1.20am

I went to a friend's in Camden yesterday for Christmas lunch. We stuffed our faces with a very nice traditional meal (I can almost see why sprouts are considered a delicacy in this country now), sweets and a little alcohol. We watched some TV (including the Queen) and a couple of films.

Since there is no public transport on Christmas day in London and rather than walk for an hour as I did last year, I had borrowed an old (as in antique) bike from Slightly. It was very enjoyable to cycle in an almost deserted London. On the way back I took the scenic route through Soho, Trafalagar Square and Whitehall. All more or less completely deserted as shown in the picture above.

Merry Christmas, y'all!

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1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas

    A few years ago I went cycling in central London on Christmas day, expecting to find the streets empty, a la "28 Days Later". To my surprise they were anything but. The traffic was heavy on the roads (around 11.30am), Oxford St especially. Hyde Park was full of tourists and at Leicester Square it was business as usual with Pizza Hut and MacDo's doing a brisk trade.

    Decidedly unfestive!



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